Ronald W. “Ronnie” Osteen
August 18, 1954 -
March 21, 2013

Visitation

March 23, 2013
4-8 p.m.

Service 

March 24, 2013
2:00 p.m.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Ronald W. “Ronnie” Osteen age 58 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Washington Street Church of Christ with Bro. Jim Black and Bro. Mike George officiating. Burial will follow in Lebanon Cemetery. Mr. Osteen passed away Thursday evening at his residence.

A native of Marshall County, he was the son of C.W. and Louise Walker Osteen. He was employed with the Lincoln Farmers Co-op for 30 years and most recently he worked for the Bedford County Co-op. He was an advocate for all types of agriculture, especially Simmental cattle production. Ronnie was a song leader and Deacon at Washington St. Church of Christ.

Survivors in addition to his parents include his wife Amy Shaw Osteen of Fayetteville, daughter Susan Edwards and husband Josh of Fayetteville, sons John Osteen and Thomas Osteen both of Fayetteville, brother Jerry Osteen and wife Nancy of Murfreesboro, nieces Natalie and Allison.

Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 4 – 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association at 105 Westpark Drive Suite 415 Brentwood, TN 37027.

Video Services

47 Comments

  1. Shirley Smith Jeans

    I am so sorry for your loss. Throught the years farming my parents were thrilled knowing Ronnie with Co-op. They were Thomas & Eleanor Smith. May God bless you Amy & Boys. So good knowing you Amy while I worked at First Baptist Church.
    God bless,
    Shirley & Children

    Reply
  2. Ted Thomas

    Ronny was a great co op friend my heart go out to your family.

    Reply
  3. Katie Wiseman Womack

    To the family:

    So sorry to hear the loss of your loved one. I know it was a shock for you all.

    May God put His loving arms around you in this very difficult time.

    God bless you and be with you in the coming days ahead.

    Sincerely,
    Katie Womack

    Reply
  4. Debbie Taylor

    My Dear Amy and children,

    Words can not express the sorrow I feel now for you and the family. My Ronnie was such anexample of a fine Christian man. Hw was always so pleasant. I guess what one of the boys commented was the only way to explain the timing, I guess God needed a song leader and herdsman. May you be comforted at this time and God wrap his loving arms around you till we meet again.
    With love,
    Debbie Taylor

    Reply
  5. Cecil and Kathy Isbell

    Sorry we did not know about Ronnie’s. death in time for service. He was always so helpful to help us on our farm. You all are in our prayers. Kathy and Cecil isbell

    Reply
  6. Linda F. Williams

    Guys, my heart goes out to each of you in the loss of Ronnie. I know you already know this, but he was a wonderful Christian man.

    I, too, have such fond memories of him. John and Thomas, I am so reminded of the many times he brought you to the lake to mow up there. He was such a hard worker and instilled that in each of you. He will be missed by all who knew him.

    My thoughts, prayers and love go out to each of you.

    Reply
  7. Mike Chunn

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Osteen family. We had good times growing up on underpass road. I can only imagine the pain you are experiencing but we all know Ronnie is in his heavenly home now with people that will rejoice in his presence. I know Mom and Dad are hugging him by now. Hugs to Ms Louise and CW

    Reply
  8. Wanda Chunn Shearin

    What do I say to a family I love as much as my own? I hate I’m not able to attend service due to I just came home yesterday from having both knees replaced.
    Mr. And Mrs. Osteen, I can’t imagine the pain but at least you raised a family for all to live eternally together. You have to know my love is with you.
    Jerry, my heart breaks for you. I know you will miss him so much. When I get to where I can walk on my own I will visit and reminisce about so many happy times.
    Amy my prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for anyone.
    I love you all!

    Reply
  9. Mike Connatser

    Ronnie, Will be So missed Amy and children Ronnie was a great freind and Christian I spoke with him almost every week. He not only represented Christ and Christians but he serve the cattle industry as well. We worked together on the Simmental Association and he was loved by all he worked with. Ronnie has touched so many lives and had so much influence onso many lives he will be remembered by all of us foe ever. Amy our prayers are with you and the kids he was so proud of you and worried about being extra work for you. Ronnie spoke so proudly of the accomplisements of the kids he was so proud of them we talked of them so often. Ronnie loved his famliy so dearly. I will miss my freind so much. May God Bless You Mike Connatser.

    Reply
  10. Neil Honey

    Our thoughts and prayers are with this wonderul family. May God give you a peace that surpasses all understanding. Love, Neil an Julie Honey

    Reply
  11. Tommy Howell

    Mrs. Amy, John, Thomas & Susan
    I am Deeply sadden for yor loss, My thoughts and Prayers are with each of you. Look to God for your comfort and though it will be hard GOD will pull you through

    Reply
  12. Jason Moorehead

    Sorry to hear about the lost of Mr Ronnie I thought alot of him when I work at Co-op. He will truly be missed. Praying for the family. Jason Moorehead

    Reply
  13. Mike and Cindy Miles

    So sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mike and Cindy

    Reply
  14. Larry Darnell

    Very sorry I am unable to express my condolences in person. He was a great person and loved member of Cornersville Class of 1972.

    Reply
  15. Larry & Maxine Walker

    I got to know Ronnie through product development work in crop protection. Ronnie was always such a gentleman & so neat, even when we were out in the fields.

    I’m blessed that I get to work in God’s Creation, & got to make friends with Ronnie & Amy. He made getting to “come back home to work” special.

    Amy, your & our loss of this fine Man will be felt for a long time. We’re Blessed with Fine Memories.

    Our Prayers are with you Amy & Family

    Larry & Maxine

    Reply
  16. Jerry Kirk

    Amy … I first met Ronnie when he joined the Tennessee Farmers Cooperative’s management training program so many years ago. Throughout my Co-op career, Ronnie — and you, too — supported me in my work, and you don’t know how much I appreciated that. Ronnie was one of the finest men I’ve ever known, and I was always impressed by his commitment to Co-op and agriculture in Tennessee. Please know that you and the rest of the family have my deepest sympathy. I’m remembering all of you in my prayers..

    Reply
  17. Jack and Dot Wheeler

    Amy, John, Thomas and Susan,
    If you ever had any doubt you need only look at the number and geographic distribution of all the many tributes already posted to know in what exceptionally high regard Ronnie was held by a very great number of people. His unfailing kindness, courtesy and good humor come through very clearly in virtually every message and reflect the kind of person who will be so greatly missed and fondly remembered by his family, friends and community.
    Jack and Dot

    Reply
  18. Keith Searcy

    Ronnie will be missed. He always did what he said he would, and did it with a smile on his face. He was always kind and considerate and he actually cared. We will be praying for everyone.

    Reply
  19. Myrna R. Robinson

    To Amy and children,
    The friendship our families have shared over the years has always meant so much to us. We are sorry that we can not be there Saturday or Sunday. Had to take Johnny to the ER Friday morning with an attack of his Menieres. He is still at home dealing with the vertigo problem. We will have all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
    In Christian love,
    Johnny & Myrna

    Reply
  20. Todd Stone

    I am very saddened by the news of Ronnie’s death. His hard work and dedication to the Tennessee Simmental Association will be GREATLY MISSED! My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    Reply
  21. Melissa Davis

    Ronnie and I made many trips back and forth to Knoxville. We had fun talking all the way and made rather long trips more fun. I got to talk to him last summer, we had fun catching up. Ronnie was a prince of a man. I am so sad .

    Reply
  22. The Maxwells

    We are truly sorry for the lost of your Husband,Father,and Best Friend. May the Lord bless and help each of you thru the days ahead.

    Reply
  23. Kay Perkins

    I am so sorry to hear about your brother and brother-in-law, Nancy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

    Reply
  24. Anne Beddingfield

    Mr. Ronnie was a kind and good man. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family. Our hearts are broken for you but I know he will be singing with the angels. Rest in peace Mr. Ronnie. Love Sam and Anne

    Reply
  25. Patsy Chunn Haislip

    I grew up living next door to Ronnie and his family. We had the the best of childhood memories living on the Old Underpass Road attending church together and our parents were also best of friends.
    To Mr and Mrs Osteen I cannot imagne losing a child and I am so so sorry, you should not have to endure this loss. To Jerry I know you have lost your best friend and that you have challenges ahead of you. Know that we love you. I will let Wanda, Mike and Brenda know as I only found out this morning..

    Reply
  26. J.W. & Carolyn Parker

    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. May God embrace you in His arms to feel His strength at this time. Ronnie was such a sweet and charming man and a very good friend. He always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed by all.

    Reply
  27. Marlene Leahey

    Please know that you, Amy, Thomas, John, Susan and Josh and dear C. W. and Louise, are so much in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord hold you and strengthen you as only He can do.

    Reply
  28. Mac Rogers

    Mr. Ronnie was truly a great man, and I think him everytime I lead singing or all the times we would go to the nursing homes on wednesday night and have singing service with the group from Washington Street. Our family offers their deepest sympathy and we know we will see him again soon. May God bless you all always.

    Psalms 23

    Reply
  29. Sarah Raby

    Our hearts are saddened by the news of Ronnie’s death. Ronnie was always so special to us. We loved his gentlemanliness, his talent, his love for his family, his hard work ethic, and his kindness to us always. When a couple have three wonderful children, the parents are usually special people. We know they are in this case. Please know that our prayers are with you now and in the hard months and years ahead. We love you,
    Sarah and Jack

    Reply
  30. Carol Kidd Hammons

    Amy, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. Praying that God will comfort you and your family during this time. Love, thoughts, and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  31. Phil Dyer

    I grew up with Ronnie. His parents and mine are close friends. Ronnie was always one of the nicest people in school. My younger brother just called and told me of this, and I just felt compelled to say something. God bless Ronnie, and his family in their time of grief and sorrow. I know he will be so missed. My brother told me he had already told our Mom, and it has made her so sad. She just loves Ronnie’s parents so much.

    Reply
  32. Micah montgomery

    Ronnie was a tremendous example of honesty and service. He always was cheerfully engaging with those around him. Ronnie will be missed by everyone who knew him.

    Reply
  33. Mildred Posey McNatt

    So sorry for the loss of Mr.Ronnie, He will be missed greatly by Family and Friends..Ms.Amy and family,praying God will comfort yall during this sad time.

    Reply
  34. Debbie Kilpatrick

    Sweet Osteen Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. Know that you are on my heart and in my prayers.

    Reply
  35. Terry & Phyllis Gentry

    Amy, Thomas, John, Susan, & Josh
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Ronnie was the sweetest, kindest man. We are praying for you and pray that God will wrap His loving arms around all of you and help you through this very difficult time. God Bless and much love to you all! Terry & Phyllis

    Reply
  36. Alvin & Barbara Walker

    We were very saddened to hear about Ronald’s passing. I remember many good times with him as he was growing up. It was always good to see him & his family when the Walker family got together.

    Our prayers are with you.

    Sincerely,
    Alvin & Barbara Walker

    Reply
  37. Ray Hillis

    Amy,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Ronnie was a dear brother-in-Christ and a wonderful man. Ronnie never met anyone who he didn’t treat as a friend. I will never forget the way he showed God’s love to those he met in Honduras. He didn’t let a little thing like not understanding Spanish keep him from talking to everyone he met. Heaven’s gain is our loss. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time!

    Reply
  38. Wanda Shelton

    Thinking of you all and praying for your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
    May God bless and keep you all in His embrace,
    Wanda Shelton

    Reply
  39. Christie Mitchell Atkins

    Amy ~ We are so stunned and saddened to hear of Ronnie’s passing. He was such a kind gentleman. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.

    Christie and Jon

    Reply
  40. John and Cathy Giles Davis

    Please know how very sorry we are to hear of Ronnies death. He was such a sweet person to all that knew him and will be missed by many. May God bless you and your family through this time of grief. We love you Mr.and Mrs. Osteen and if you need anything please call. In Christian LOVE, John and Cathy Giles Davis

    Reply
  41. Millicent (Smith) Webb

    Ms. Amy, So sorry to hear about Ron. We love u so much, I have u in my thoughts an prayers. Mandy sends her love to you an your family from Flordia

    Reply
  42. Brian Julian

    It is a shock and a sadness to hear of Ronnie’s passing. From my first days working in the Coop system Ronnie Osteen stood out among the rest. His humble demeaner. His ready smile and laugh. His genuine concern for the farmer and those all around him. He will be missed I’m sure most by his family, but also by his friends and customers. The world could you a lot more like Ronnie.
    Amy, please call me if I can do anything for you or the kids.

    Your friends in Christ,
    Brian and Hannah Julian

    Reply
  43. Charlotte Forrestere

    Ronnie is one of the nicest people I have ever known. He was a devoted Christian, father and friend to everyone. I send my love to all the family.

    Reply
  44. Chris Ivie

    I considered Ronnie a close personal friend and will miss him greatly. But will always honor him with the memory of what a humble man he was and his willingness to serve others. He was an example of Christ and I’m honored to have been able to be around him!
    Ronnie left a Godly Legacy here on earth and will missed by all’

    Reply
  45. Peggy & Virgil Bevels

    Sending our deepest sympathy to all the Osteen family. Our community has lost a good person. Ronnie was a fine man and we were honored to call him our friend. We pray that your precious memories will bring comfort to you at this difficult time.
    In Christian Love,
    Peggy & Virgil Bevels

    Reply
  46. John Houston

    Ronnie was a great friend and mentor. I will never forget his encouragement and confidence he put in me as I worked with him over the past 25 years. Ronnie was a great example of how a Christian should act in a daily enviornment. His love for life and his constant positive attitude has always been an example for me to follow. Amy and the family can be sure that ronnie was a great influance on those who worked at the Co-op but also those who he contacted in the field of agriculture all across the country. I share his love for cattle and will dearly miss my conversations with him about what to feed, blood lines, showing, etc. God Bless You All.

    PSALM 116:15

    Reply
  47. Stacy Johnson

    You all know that if there were something I could say or do, I would have already said it or done it. I just want you all to know that I will always look fondly on the memories I have of Ronnie, thanks for sharing him with me. May the light of God surround you, the love of God enfold you, the power of God protect you, and the presence of God watch over you! Keep this in mind, no two Christians ever meet for the last time. Love you guys, Stacy

    Reply

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Memories

47 Comments

  1. Shirley Smith Jeans

    I am so sorry for your loss. Throught the years farming my parents were thrilled knowing Ronnie with Co-op. They were Thomas & Eleanor Smith. May God bless you Amy & Boys. So good knowing you Amy while I worked at First Baptist Church.
    God bless,
    Shirley & Children

    Reply
  2. Ted Thomas

    Ronny was a great co op friend my heart go out to your family.

    Reply
  3. Katie Wiseman Womack

    To the family:

    So sorry to hear the loss of your loved one. I know it was a shock for you all.

    May God put His loving arms around you in this very difficult time.

    God bless you and be with you in the coming days ahead.

    Sincerely,
    Katie Womack

    Reply
  4. Debbie Taylor

    My Dear Amy and children,

    Words can not express the sorrow I feel now for you and the family. My Ronnie was such anexample of a fine Christian man. Hw was always so pleasant. I guess what one of the boys commented was the only way to explain the timing, I guess God needed a song leader and herdsman. May you be comforted at this time and God wrap his loving arms around you till we meet again.
    With love,
    Debbie Taylor

    Reply
  5. Cecil and Kathy Isbell

    Sorry we did not know about Ronnie’s. death in time for service. He was always so helpful to help us on our farm. You all are in our prayers. Kathy and Cecil isbell

    Reply
  6. Linda F. Williams

    Guys, my heart goes out to each of you in the loss of Ronnie. I know you already know this, but he was a wonderful Christian man.

    I, too, have such fond memories of him. John and Thomas, I am so reminded of the many times he brought you to the lake to mow up there. He was such a hard worker and instilled that in each of you. He will be missed by all who knew him.

    My thoughts, prayers and love go out to each of you.

    Reply
  7. Mike Chunn

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Osteen family. We had good times growing up on underpass road. I can only imagine the pain you are experiencing but we all know Ronnie is in his heavenly home now with people that will rejoice in his presence. I know Mom and Dad are hugging him by now. Hugs to Ms Louise and CW

    Reply
  8. Wanda Chunn Shearin

    What do I say to a family I love as much as my own? I hate I’m not able to attend service due to I just came home yesterday from having both knees replaced.
    Mr. And Mrs. Osteen, I can’t imagine the pain but at least you raised a family for all to live eternally together. You have to know my love is with you.
    Jerry, my heart breaks for you. I know you will miss him so much. When I get to where I can walk on my own I will visit and reminisce about so many happy times.
    Amy my prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for anyone.
    I love you all!

    Reply
  9. Mike Connatser

    Ronnie, Will be So missed Amy and children Ronnie was a great freind and Christian I spoke with him almost every week. He not only represented Christ and Christians but he serve the cattle industry as well. We worked together on the Simmental Association and he was loved by all he worked with. Ronnie has touched so many lives and had so much influence onso many lives he will be remembered by all of us foe ever. Amy our prayers are with you and the kids he was so proud of you and worried about being extra work for you. Ronnie spoke so proudly of the accomplisements of the kids he was so proud of them we talked of them so often. Ronnie loved his famliy so dearly. I will miss my freind so much. May God Bless You Mike Connatser.

    Reply
  10. Neil Honey

    Our thoughts and prayers are with this wonderul family. May God give you a peace that surpasses all understanding. Love, Neil an Julie Honey

    Reply
  11. Tommy Howell

    Mrs. Amy, John, Thomas & Susan
    I am Deeply sadden for yor loss, My thoughts and Prayers are with each of you. Look to God for your comfort and though it will be hard GOD will pull you through

    Reply
  12. Jason Moorehead

    Sorry to hear about the lost of Mr Ronnie I thought alot of him when I work at Co-op. He will truly be missed. Praying for the family. Jason Moorehead

    Reply
  13. Mike and Cindy Miles

    So sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mike and Cindy

    Reply
  14. Larry Darnell

    Very sorry I am unable to express my condolences in person. He was a great person and loved member of Cornersville Class of 1972.

    Reply
  15. Larry & Maxine Walker

    I got to know Ronnie through product development work in crop protection. Ronnie was always such a gentleman & so neat, even when we were out in the fields.

    I’m blessed that I get to work in God’s Creation, & got to make friends with Ronnie & Amy. He made getting to “come back home to work” special.

    Amy, your & our loss of this fine Man will be felt for a long time. We’re Blessed with Fine Memories.

    Our Prayers are with you Amy & Family

    Larry & Maxine

    Reply
  16. Jerry Kirk

    Amy … I first met Ronnie when he joined the Tennessee Farmers Cooperative’s management training program so many years ago. Throughout my Co-op career, Ronnie — and you, too — supported me in my work, and you don’t know how much I appreciated that. Ronnie was one of the finest men I’ve ever known, and I was always impressed by his commitment to Co-op and agriculture in Tennessee. Please know that you and the rest of the family have my deepest sympathy. I’m remembering all of you in my prayers..

    Reply
  17. Jack and Dot Wheeler

    Amy, John, Thomas and Susan,
    If you ever had any doubt you need only look at the number and geographic distribution of all the many tributes already posted to know in what exceptionally high regard Ronnie was held by a very great number of people. His unfailing kindness, courtesy and good humor come through very clearly in virtually every message and reflect the kind of person who will be so greatly missed and fondly remembered by his family, friends and community.
    Jack and Dot

    Reply
  18. Keith Searcy

    Ronnie will be missed. He always did what he said he would, and did it with a smile on his face. He was always kind and considerate and he actually cared. We will be praying for everyone.

    Reply
  19. Myrna R. Robinson

    To Amy and children,
    The friendship our families have shared over the years has always meant so much to us. We are sorry that we can not be there Saturday or Sunday. Had to take Johnny to the ER Friday morning with an attack of his Menieres. He is still at home dealing with the vertigo problem. We will have all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
    In Christian love,
    Johnny & Myrna

    Reply
  20. Todd Stone

    I am very saddened by the news of Ronnie’s death. His hard work and dedication to the Tennessee Simmental Association will be GREATLY MISSED! My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    Reply
  21. Melissa Davis

    Ronnie and I made many trips back and forth to Knoxville. We had fun talking all the way and made rather long trips more fun. I got to talk to him last summer, we had fun catching up. Ronnie was a prince of a man. I am so sad .

    Reply
  22. The Maxwells

    We are truly sorry for the lost of your Husband,Father,and Best Friend. May the Lord bless and help each of you thru the days ahead.

    Reply
  23. Kay Perkins

    I am so sorry to hear about your brother and brother-in-law, Nancy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

    Reply
  24. Anne Beddingfield

    Mr. Ronnie was a kind and good man. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family. Our hearts are broken for you but I know he will be singing with the angels. Rest in peace Mr. Ronnie. Love Sam and Anne

    Reply
  25. Patsy Chunn Haislip

    I grew up living next door to Ronnie and his family. We had the the best of childhood memories living on the Old Underpass Road attending church together and our parents were also best of friends.
    To Mr and Mrs Osteen I cannot imagne losing a child and I am so so sorry, you should not have to endure this loss. To Jerry I know you have lost your best friend and that you have challenges ahead of you. Know that we love you. I will let Wanda, Mike and Brenda know as I only found out this morning..

    Reply
  26. J.W. & Carolyn Parker

    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. May God embrace you in His arms to feel His strength at this time. Ronnie was such a sweet and charming man and a very good friend. He always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed by all.

    Reply
  27. Marlene Leahey

    Please know that you, Amy, Thomas, John, Susan and Josh and dear C. W. and Louise, are so much in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord hold you and strengthen you as only He can do.

    Reply
  28. Mac Rogers

    Mr. Ronnie was truly a great man, and I think him everytime I lead singing or all the times we would go to the nursing homes on wednesday night and have singing service with the group from Washington Street. Our family offers their deepest sympathy and we know we will see him again soon. May God bless you all always.

    Psalms 23

    Reply
  29. Sarah Raby

    Our hearts are saddened by the news of Ronnie’s death. Ronnie was always so special to us. We loved his gentlemanliness, his talent, his love for his family, his hard work ethic, and his kindness to us always. When a couple have three wonderful children, the parents are usually special people. We know they are in this case. Please know that our prayers are with you now and in the hard months and years ahead. We love you,
    Sarah and Jack

    Reply
  30. Carol Kidd Hammons

    Amy, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. Praying that God will comfort you and your family during this time. Love, thoughts, and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  31. Phil Dyer

    I grew up with Ronnie. His parents and mine are close friends. Ronnie was always one of the nicest people in school. My younger brother just called and told me of this, and I just felt compelled to say something. God bless Ronnie, and his family in their time of grief and sorrow. I know he will be so missed. My brother told me he had already told our Mom, and it has made her so sad. She just loves Ronnie’s parents so much.

    Reply
  32. Micah montgomery

    Ronnie was a tremendous example of honesty and service. He always was cheerfully engaging with those around him. Ronnie will be missed by everyone who knew him.

    Reply
  33. Mildred Posey McNatt

    So sorry for the loss of Mr.Ronnie, He will be missed greatly by Family and Friends..Ms.Amy and family,praying God will comfort yall during this sad time.

    Reply
  34. Debbie Kilpatrick

    Sweet Osteen Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. Know that you are on my heart and in my prayers.

    Reply
  35. Terry & Phyllis Gentry

    Amy, Thomas, John, Susan, & Josh
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Ronnie was the sweetest, kindest man. We are praying for you and pray that God will wrap His loving arms around all of you and help you through this very difficult time. God Bless and much love to you all! Terry & Phyllis

    Reply
  36. Alvin & Barbara Walker

    We were very saddened to hear about Ronald’s passing. I remember many good times with him as he was growing up. It was always good to see him & his family when the Walker family got together.

    Our prayers are with you.

    Sincerely,
    Alvin & Barbara Walker

    Reply
  37. Ray Hillis

    Amy,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Ronnie was a dear brother-in-Christ and a wonderful man. Ronnie never met anyone who he didn’t treat as a friend. I will never forget the way he showed God’s love to those he met in Honduras. He didn’t let a little thing like not understanding Spanish keep him from talking to everyone he met. Heaven’s gain is our loss. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time!

    Reply
  38. Wanda Shelton

    Thinking of you all and praying for your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
    May God bless and keep you all in His embrace,
    Wanda Shelton

    Reply
  39. Christie Mitchell Atkins

    Amy ~ We are so stunned and saddened to hear of Ronnie’s passing. He was such a kind gentleman. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.

    Christie and Jon

    Reply
  40. John and Cathy Giles Davis

    Please know how very sorry we are to hear of Ronnies death. He was such a sweet person to all that knew him and will be missed by many. May God bless you and your family through this time of grief. We love you Mr.and Mrs. Osteen and if you need anything please call. In Christian LOVE, John and Cathy Giles Davis

    Reply
  41. Millicent (Smith) Webb

    Ms. Amy, So sorry to hear about Ron. We love u so much, I have u in my thoughts an prayers. Mandy sends her love to you an your family from Flordia

    Reply
  42. Brian Julian

    It is a shock and a sadness to hear of Ronnie’s passing. From my first days working in the Coop system Ronnie Osteen stood out among the rest. His humble demeaner. His ready smile and laugh. His genuine concern for the farmer and those all around him. He will be missed I’m sure most by his family, but also by his friends and customers. The world could you a lot more like Ronnie.
    Amy, please call me if I can do anything for you or the kids.

    Your friends in Christ,
    Brian and Hannah Julian

    Reply
  43. Charlotte Forrestere

    Ronnie is one of the nicest people I have ever known. He was a devoted Christian, father and friend to everyone. I send my love to all the family.

    Reply
  44. Chris Ivie

    I considered Ronnie a close personal friend and will miss him greatly. But will always honor him with the memory of what a humble man he was and his willingness to serve others. He was an example of Christ and I’m honored to have been able to be around him!
    Ronnie left a Godly Legacy here on earth and will missed by all’

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  45. Peggy & Virgil Bevels

    Sending our deepest sympathy to all the Osteen family. Our community has lost a good person. Ronnie was a fine man and we were honored to call him our friend. We pray that your precious memories will bring comfort to you at this difficult time.
    In Christian Love,
    Peggy & Virgil Bevels

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  46. John Houston

    Ronnie was a great friend and mentor. I will never forget his encouragement and confidence he put in me as I worked with him over the past 25 years. Ronnie was a great example of how a Christian should act in a daily enviornment. His love for life and his constant positive attitude has always been an example for me to follow. Amy and the family can be sure that ronnie was a great influance on those who worked at the Co-op but also those who he contacted in the field of agriculture all across the country. I share his love for cattle and will dearly miss my conversations with him about what to feed, blood lines, showing, etc. God Bless You All.

    PSALM 116:15

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  47. Stacy Johnson

    You all know that if there were something I could say or do, I would have already said it or done it. I just want you all to know that I will always look fondly on the memories I have of Ronnie, thanks for sharing him with me. May the light of God surround you, the love of God enfold you, the power of God protect you, and the presence of God watch over you! Keep this in mind, no two Christians ever meet for the last time. Love you guys, Stacy

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